Piles / Haemorrhoids

Symptoms: 

Some of the symptoms include:

  • Itching around the anus or rectal area
  • Pain around the anus
  • Lumps near or around the anus
  • Blood in the stool
  • Swelling around anus
  • Leakage of feces
Tests to diagnose: 

 The tests include:

  • Digital rectum exam
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Anoscopy
Treatment: 

Surgical treatments include:

  • Removal of hemorrhoids (hemorrhoidectomy)
  • Burning hemorrhoid tissue (infrared photo, laser, or electrical coagulation)
  • Reduction of the hemorrhoids (sclerotherapy or rubber band ligation)

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.fascrs.org/patients/conditions/hemorrhoids/